Signal-Jamming in a Sequential Auction
AbstractIn a recurring auction early bids may reveal biddersâ€™ types, which in turn affects bidding in later auctions. Bidders take this into account and may bid in a way that conceals their private information until the last auction is played. The present paper analyzes the equilibrium of a sequence of ?rst-price auctions assuming bidders have stable private values. We show that signal-jamming occurs and explore the dynamics of equilibrium prices.
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- D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Auctions
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- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
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